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 Kobe is in an extremely convenient location, thanks to the nearby Kobe Airport and Kansai International Airport! While most airports are located away from city centers, Kobe Airport is very close to the city, only about 18 minutes away from the metropolitan area by train, and going from Kobe Airport to Kansai International Airport only takes around 30 minutes, making it an ideal location for business uses. There is nowhere else as convenient for travel as here, Japan’s window to the sky!

Amazing access to Japan and the rest of the world!

 Kobe has been an important transportation hub for a very long time, and its vast transportation network spanning east to west includes Japan Railway lines, private railways, national highways, and expressways.

Access to Kobe Airport and Kansai International Airport

 Kobe Airport is easily accessible, just an 18-minute train ride from Sannomiya, one of Kobe’s metropolitan areas. The Bay Shuttle (a high-speed ferry) connects Kobe Airport and Kansai International Airport by just a 30-minute trip.

Kobe Airport – From Marine Air to anywhere in Japan

 Kobe Airport is located on Port Island, on the south side of Kobe’s city center, and you can reach the city center from the airport in about 17 minutes by train. Furthermore, the “Kobe-Kansai Airport Bay Shuttle” connects Kobe Airport with Kansai International Airport by just a 30-minute trip, making the airport a very convenient travel hub. Currently Kobe Airport offers travel to 7 cities, providing easy access to all parts of Japan.

History of Kobe Port

 Kobe Port has a long history of trade with the Chinese mainland and the Korean Peninsula, and it has been developing as an international trade hub since the 8th century. Since then, it has played an important role for Japan as a key point of domestic transportation – Kobe Port has always stayed on top of developing technologies and equipment to fulfil its role as an international trade port and somewhere that sees many people, items, and types of information, and since the port opened in 1868 it has become an iconic global port and the world’s third-largest container port. The Great Hanshin earthquake of 1995 severely damaged the port’s facilities, but repairs and restorations were completed in just 2 years, and since then it has continued to develop as an exchange base. The port celebrated 150 years of operations in 2018.

Destinations (Direct Flights) (As of February, 2018)

 Various cities in China, Korea, and Taiwan; Helsinki, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris, Dubai, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangkok, Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta, Denpasar, Manila, Cebu, Cairns, Sydney, Noumea, Auckland, Guam, Honolulu, San Francisco, Los Angeles

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 Kobe is home to a robust transportation network, including Shin-Kobe Station with a Shinkansen stop, JR lines, private railways lines, the municipal subway, and the Port Liner, which connects Sannomiya to the airport with just an 18-minute trip. Furthermore, its network of expressways also offers great access to the Chugoku region via the Sanyo and Meishin Expressway, making Kobe a cornerstone of a vast travel network in all directions.

Shinkansen

 Shin-Kobe Station, which is a Shinkansen stop, is located in Sannomiya, the heart of Kobe’s city center. This station provides easy access to Tokyo and Nagoya on the east side of Japan, as well as the Chugoku region and Kyushu on the west side of Japan, and its connections to both JR lines and private railways makes it a convenient hub when going anywhere in the Kansai region.

Kansai’s Railway System

 On top of having the Shinkansen, Japan is covered by an extensive and well-established railway system. Kobe’s location in the middle of Japan makes traveling by train easy.

Highway Network

 Traveling across Japan is also convenient by car. In particular, Kobe offers amazing access to the Chugoku, Shikoku, and Kansai areas of Japan.

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 Kobe Port exists along the world’s main marine transport route, and it is connected to over 500 ports across 130 countries and regions of the world, including North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and China. Furthermore, all ports in western Japan are connected via an established domestic network, primarily based along the Seto Inland Sea.

History of Kobe Port

 Kobe Port has a long history of trade with the Chinese mainland and the Korean Peninsula, and it has been developing as an international trade hub since the 8th century. Since then, it has played an important role for Japan as a key point of domestic transportation – Kobe Port has always stayed on top of developing technologies and equipment to fulfill its role as an international trade port and somewhere that sees many people, items, and types of information, and since the port opened in 1868 it has become an iconic global port and the world’s third-largest container port. The Great Hanshin earthquake of 1995 severely damaged the port’s facilities, but repairs and restorations were completed in just 2 years, and since then it has continued to develop as an exchange base. The port celebrated 150 years of operations in 2018.

Service City

 Kobe Port is Japan’s leading international trade port, equipped with state-of-the-art deep-water berths, and it is connected to over 500 ports across 130 countries and regions of the world, including North America, Europe, Latin America, Oceania, Southeast Asia, and China.
 Major shipping companies across the world have their vessels on nonstop rotations between Kobe Port and other global ports, connecting Japan and global ports together with the shortest possible lead time. Foreign-owned enterprises in Kobe also recognize it as a port conveniently located near the city for distribution, with efficient and smooth import and export processes.

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